What is a fixed-term contract? (FTC)
A fixed-term contract (often referred to as FTC) is an employment contract that has a defined end date. Terms can vary from company to company, but employees on a FTC, will usually be paid on a PAYE salary basis and enjoy the full permanent benefits package offered by the employer.
FTCs can be extended or made permanent at any point and usually last between 3-12 months.
Notice periods during a fixed-term contract can vary, but they are usually in line with the company’s permanent employment terms.
There are two main reasons that a company would take someone on a fixed-term basis as opposed to permanent:
- Flexibility – The employer might want to have an extended probationary period, which the fixed term aspect would provide. After the initial contract term is up, they could review and decide whether to make the contract permanent, extend or let the employee go.
- Budgets – The employer may wish to take someone on a short-term basis to cover for a certain piece of work they need to complete. The end-date may be governed by certain funds being available or if a project deadline needs to be met.
What is a cover letter?
A cover letter is a document to support your CV.
A cover letter is a supporting document for your CV, typically acting as the front cover. Covering letters are a common request from potential employers and recruitment agencies during the submission of your CV.
A cover letter should be specific towards the job you are applying for, outlining your thoughts on why you would be a good fit for the role.
What are the benefits in uploading my CV to Instinct.co.uk?
Submitting your CV to Instinct gives you the opportunity and advantage to be contacted for highly relevant and competitive roles, depending on your availability.
If you work within, or are looking to transfer your skills to eLearning, Instinct are the UK’s leading specialist learning agency, both dedicated and equipped to steer your career in a progressive direction.
How long should a CV be?
Around two to three pages.
The average CV length is around two to three pages. There is no set rule for how long your CV needs to be, but keeping your CV concise and to the point will help hiring managers to digest your information quickly and efficiently.
Keeping the CV relevant is vital. It is common to have a couple of different versions of a CV, tailored towards the industries that you're applying to.
If you're an experienced academic, you may have a long list of achievements that are necessary to the application. It would be fine to add these, even if the list pushes the CV beyond three pages. Alternatively, extra achievements and experiences could be added to a supporting document.
How long will it take Instinct to source candidate CV’s for requirements?
Typically, it will take Instinct 48 hours to source candidate CV’s for Contract requirements, and one working week for Permanent requirements.
What do Instinct specialise in?
Instinct are learning recruitment specialists. We focus on placing learning professionals in their dream roles across the learning and digital learning world.
With a heavy emphasis on eLearning recruitment, we source, screen and provide the nation’s best professionals to satisfy all resourcing, covering both contract and permanent.